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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading ACAS more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to evaluate the effect of the ACAS early conciliation service on keeping workplace disputes out of court. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 211244 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
unstar this property answer text <p>Early Conciliation was introduced in April 2014 and it is too early to make any meaningful assessment on the effect of Early Conciliation on Employment Tribunal cases at this stage. However, officials in the Department and Acas are already monitoring the impact of Early Conciliation and I will make an announcement on evaluation in due course, once we have a sufficient evidence base to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T11:30:02.3392087Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T11:30:02.3392087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2014 to Question 201383, how much was spent on national minimum wage enforcement in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 211245 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
unstar this property answer text <p>£7.5m was spent by HM Revenue and Customs on the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage in 2013/14.</p><p>We have increased the budget allocation for National Minimum Wage enforcement in 2014/15 to £9.2m. This extra funding will enable HMRC to increase the number of compliance officers working in this area who, as well as continuing to respond to every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline, will also undertake targeted enforcement, focusing on the worst offending employers in the highest-risk sectors.</p><p>Anyone who believes they are entitled to the National Minimum Wage and has not received it should contact this free and confidential helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T11:29:09.5418464Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T11:29:09.5418464Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the company registration number is of (a) Master Distribution Limited, Essex and (b) Zoom Limited, Havant, named for non-payment of the national minimum wage in his Department's press notice of 8 June 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 212931 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
unstar this property answer text <p>Details of the employers that have already been named under the BIS Naming Scheme can be found on the original press notices (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-gets-tough-with-employers-failing-to-pay-minimum-wage" target="_blank">28 February 2014</a> and <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-names-employers-who-fail-to-pay-minimum-wage" target="_blank">8 June 2014</a>).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information about individual companies, including registration numbers, is available through the Companies House website <a href="http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.companieshouse.gov.uk</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should call the Pay &amp; Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368. HM Revenue &amp; Customs investigate all complaints.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T17:29:40.4237432Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T17:29:40.4237432Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Risk Assessment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what risk assessments employers taking on apprentices are required to undertake. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 213983 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government does not direct employers to undertake risk assessments for the recruitment of apprentices. Employers are required to follow their own employment practices in the same way as they would for the recruitment of any other employee.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T14:58:10.497Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T14:58:10.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps he has taken to encourage people from ethnic minorities to apply for apprenticeships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 215636 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government commissioned research into gender and apprenticeships and ethnicity and apprenticeships. A report was published in December 2013. Following this a new advisory group has been established to help address barriers and increase diversity within apprenticeships.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the last two years, projects under the Skills Funding Agency’s Equality and Diversity Good Practice Fund have encouraged people from ethnic minorities to apply for apprenticeships, including Chiltern Training, Awaaz and Heba.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Additionally the ‘Get In. Go far’ campaign launched in September this year, aims to promote apprenticeships to a wide range of potential applicants and has generated over a million hits on YouTube.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of applications made through the Apprenticeships Vacancies website from ethnic minority candidates increased from <strong>328,110</strong> in 2012/13 to <strong>382,520</strong> in 2013/14. Full information on the number of apprenticeship applications by ethnicity is published here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/371696/ApprenticeshipVacancyReportNumberofapplicationsbyAgeGenderEthnicityorSSAorProgrammeLevelNov14.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/371696/ApprenticeshipVacancyReportNumberofapplicationsbyAgeGenderEthnicityorSSAorProgrammeLevelNov14.xls</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T17:23:23.84Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T17:23:23.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) white and (b) Black and minority ethnic applicants started, (i) apprenticeships and (ii) traineeships in the last three years; and what proportion of each such group completed them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 217257 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on the number of apprenticeship starts by ethnicity is published in a supplementary table to a Statistical First Release (SFR):</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/378235/apprenticeships-starts-by-geography-learner-demographics-and-sector-subject-area.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/378235/apprenticeships-starts-by-geography-learner-demographics-and-sector-subject-area.xls</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Apprenticeship success rates show the proportion of apprenticeships that are successfully completed in each year. Success rates by ethnicity are published in Table 13A of the Equality and Diversity data report:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/351432/1213_E_D_-_Main_Tables_FINAL_XLS_September_14.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/351432/1213_E_D_-_Main_Tables_FINAL_XLS_September_14.xls</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of traineeship starts by ethnicity is presented in Table 1.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Traineeship starts by ethnicity, 2013/14 </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Ethnicity</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Traineeship Starts</strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>% Ethnicity</em></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BME</p></td><td><p>2,000</p></td><td><p><em>18.8%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>White</p></td><td><p>8,400</p></td><td><p><em>80.2%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not known/not provided</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p><em>1.0%</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 10,400 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>100.0%</em></strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p>1) The source is the Individualised Learner Record.</p><p> </p><p>2) Volumes are rounded to the nearest 100.</p><p> </p><p>3) Percentages are calculated using pre-rounded data.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Traineeships is a new programme and we will look to publish further completion and progression data once the data quality is deemed acceptable. A separate note is available online where further details can be found:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/378733/traineeships-completions-and-progressions-note-nov14.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/378733/traineeships-completions-and-progressions-note-nov14.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-12-09T15:14:15.623Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-09T15:14:15.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the total income lost each year to employees who are entitled to but are not paid the National Minimum Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 218189 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
unstar this property answer text <p>There is no reliable estimate of the total income lost each year as a result of non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage.</p><p> </p><p>Office for National Statistics estimates of the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) show that there were 236,000 jobs with pay less than the NMW held by employees aged 16 and over in April 2014. This constituted 0.9% of UK employee jobs.</p><p> </p><p>However, although it is our best measure of earnings, ASHE is not a complete measure of non-compliance as, for example, it does not account for employers making authorised deductions for accommodation.</p><p> </p><p>Calculating the income lost would require more assumptions to be made about the level of underpayment for individual jobs and would be significantly less robust.</p><p> </p><p>We have increased the resources available for enforcement, strengthening HMRC’s capacity to investigate complaints and target employers where the likelihood of non-compliance is highest. We have also increased the sanctions for non-compliance. Employers will face a maximum penalty of £20,000 per worker and will be publicly named and shamed. Any worker who feels they are not getting what they are due can call the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T15:52:07.95Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T15:52:07.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many employers who were issued with notices of underpayment for the national minimum wage and were eligible for naming and shaming under the arrangements introduced since 1 October 2013 he has decided not to name and shame. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 218354 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
unstar this property answer text <p>Under the revised Naming Scheme the Government will name all employers that have been issued with a Notice of Underpayment (NoU) unless employers meet one of the exceptional criteria or have arrears of £100 or less.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To date 3 employers have made successful representations against being named and 8 employers have not been named as they had arrears of £100 or less.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has already named 55 employers. Between them they owed workers a total of over £139,000 in arrears and have been charged financial penalties totalling over £60,000. We will be naming other employers that do not comply with National Minimum Wage regulations soon.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Anyone not receiving the minimum wage that they are legally entitled to should call the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T16:36:27.687Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T16:36:27.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Self-employed: Regulation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on steps to reduce regulatory burdens on self-employed people; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 906878 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
unstar this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to reducing the regulatory burden for all businesses. I recently announced that we have saved £10 billion over the last 4 years. For example, the Deregulation Bill will see changes made to health and safety law by removing a requirement for many self-employed people to carry out time-consuming risk assessments.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2015-01-08T17:58:09.707Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-08T17:58:09.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Programme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans for the Skills Funding Agency to have a data sharing agreement in place with London Work Programme providers so that referrals to Skills support for Work Programme participants in Employment can commence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham remove filter
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 220236 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The specification for this programme was approved by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP); however data protection issues emerged after contracts were issued. The Agency is working with DWP to tackle these challenges, and a learner consent form was issued to DWP Work Programme providers in November 2014. While this has enabled the sharing of data, referrals have not increased as expected. The Agency is urgently discussing further solutions with DWP to secure a satisfactory resolution.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T13:23:30.257Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T13:23:30.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this